If your child’s orthodontist has recommend tooth extraction as part of their orthodontic treatment, you should be aware that there is another approach. At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge we practise holistic orthodontics, meaning that when diagnosing and prescribing treatment we look at the whole person, not just their teeth.
As Danny himself says: “My aim is to diagnose and then treat the problems causing the uneven teeth.” This type of patient-centric approach has proven beneficial to patients of all ages, and in the case of children’s orthodontics can make the whole process of visiting the orthodontist much more pleasant and much less stressful.
So if your orthodontist has recommended removing one of more of your child’s teeth, we urge you to contact Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge for a second, more holistic opinion.
The children’s orthodontic treatments offered by our Weybridge dental practice help to treat:
- Thumb sucking
- Prolonged use of a dummy or pacifier
- Tongue thrusting (lisp)
- Mouth breathing
- Crooked teeth
- Unevenly spaced teeth
- Narrow arch/crowded teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Receding chin
- Clicking jaw joints
- Asymmetrical face
Treatment options from a Weybridge holistic orthodontist
As with all dental conditions, early intervention is important in making treatment as easy and stress-free as possible. If you notice any of the above conditions, which can affect the shape of your child’s face, their chin, lips, and their smile, then you should bring them to visit the orthodontist at our Weybridgedental practice as soon as possible.
Early intervention in itself helps to reduce the need for extractions at a later date, because space is created to enable the teeth to develop healthily.
Results can include:
- Healthy jaw joints
- More attractive faces and profiles
- Sufficient lip support (which is being affected in extraction cases)
- Wide smiles (due to the presence of all the teeth)
- No need for painful/distressing tooth extractions
Depending on your child’s individual needs, your orthodontist may recommend the use of simple braces, fixed or invisible braces, or removable appliances such as Myobrace, which only need to be worn for a couple of hours during the day and overnight whilst sleeping.